#14 in series

Childhood's End

Book 14 in the series

4.09 based on 84124 ratings & 2718 reviews on Goodreads.com
Pan

Publication date: 07.09.2017
ISBN: 9781509838431
Number of pages: 272

Synopsis

A special edition of Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke reissued with a bright retro design to celebrate Pan’s 70th anniversary.

Earth has become a Utopia, guided by a strange unseen people from outer space whose staggering powers have eradicated war, cruelty, poverty and racial inequality. When the 'Overlords' finally reveal themselves, their horrific form makes little impression.

Then comes the sign that the Overlords have been waiting for. A child begins to dream strangely - and develops remarkable powers. Soon this happens to every child - and the truth of the Overlords' mission is finally revealed to the human race . . .

A classic of the science-fiction genre, Childhood's End is an intelligent, beautifully written exploration of what it means to be human from the inimitable Arthur C. Clarke.

In the media

There has been nothing like it for years; partly for the actual invention, but partly because here we meet a modern author who understands that there may be things that have a higher claim on humanity than its own 'survival'
C. S. Lewis
The master of science fiction
The Times
Arthur C. Clarke is one of the true geniuses of our time.
Ray Bradbury